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The NRA Would Be Wise to Leave New York ASAP

Blog10/01/2020

The NRA would be wise to vote with its feet. Millions of Americans have already escaped the high taxes and freedom-destroying blue state regimes by doing the same.

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The Wisdom of Cato's Letters

Political Theory

Blog09/30/2020

No man has the power to take life or property from another except in self defense. It would be immoral to do otherwise, and man cannot make it moral by having the state do it.

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The Core of Austrian Theory

Prices

If the hallmark of conventional economics is unrealistic models, the hallmark of Austrian economics is a profound appreciation of the price system. Prices provide us with critical information about the relative scarcity of goods and services.

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Taxation and Theft, Viking Style

Taxes and SpendingWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog09/26/2020

When Vikings robbed their victims, they often called the booty gjald (debt) as if the stolen goods were repayment for a service provided by the robbers.

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The Cure for Inflation

Blog09/25/2020

Although huge government expenditures are not in themselves inflationary, a large deficit is almost certain to be financed by inflationary means—by directly or indirectly printing more money.

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Three Barriers to Improving Poverty Rates in America

Poverty

Blog09/24/2020

Government policy encourages single parent household formation while discouraging full-time employment and driving up housing costs.

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The Gender Feminist–New Left–Marxist Axis Attacks All Civil Society

ProgressivismSocialismPolitical Theory

Blog09/19/2020

Gender feminism, the New Left, and Marxism all share an anticapitalist stance and the framework of class struggle. The difference is that gender feminism, the New Left, and their ideological heir have redefined the antagonists.

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Turning to Keynes in this Crisis Will Only Make Things Worse

Booms and BustsMonetary PolicyProduction Theory

Blog09/19/2020

If policymakers finally let a real economic "correction" and recession happen, it means the economy will finally turn toward doing what the consumers actually want.

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